Reducing Stress – 1 Of The Top Ways To Increase Testosterone Naturally

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Yes reducing your stress levels is one of the most effective ways to increase testosterone naturally, in fact reducing your stress levels will benefit your health in a broad number of ways!

So in this article we are going to look at why reducing your stress levels will lead to increased T, what may potentially lead to us to experience stress and how you can potentially manage stress and reduce it.

Why To Look To Increase Testosterone At All

There are many benefits to having healthy testosterone levels & the majority of people actually suffer from low T. The benefits to having healthy levels of include gaining many physical & psychological advantages including:

  • Increased Muscle Mass Muscular Man
  • Lower Body Fat
  • Reduced Risk of Stroke
  • Reduced Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Increased Confidence & Motivation

There are many other benefits on top of the above, I suggest you check out this Testosterone And Health article, it highlights the multiple health benefits you get from increasing testosterone production.

Why Stress Reduces Testosterone Production

Being stressed leads to reduced testosterone due to cortisol release. So when you are stressed and the body goes in to “fight or flight mode”, cortisol is released to provide the body with energy to deal with the situation in the form of glucose. The problem is the release of cortsisol inhibits testosterone production. So that is why recucing your stress levels is one fo the main ways to increase testosterone naturally. So avoiding and reducing stress where possible is ideal for T production and your wider health!

What Can Cause You To Be Stressed

So there are a number of things that can cause your body body to react like it’s stressed or in other words release cortisol. Now stress in many ways is personal to the individual; but there are a number of things that stress most of us out or lead to cortisol release, so while this is not an exhaustive list, these are the most common stressors or cause of cortisol release for people.

Lack of sleep Man Looking Stressed
Stressful Work Environment
Overdoing it in the gym (an hour +/ not getting suitable rest periods while exercising)
The death a of a loved one
Getting married
Loss of a job
Moving Home
Increased financial responsibility
You or someone close to you suffering from emotional problems
Taking care of an elderly or sick family member
Chronic illness or injury
Experiencing a traumatic event
Attitude & Expectations eg. If you expect to always succeed, stalled success or failure can cause stress
Fear & Uncertainty – In todays world of terrorist threats & natural disasters, fear of this can cause stress
Change & Being Taken Out of Your comfort zone

So now we’ve covered the main causes of stress, we’re going to look at ways you can reduce stress and manage it.

Stress Management & Reduction Techniques

  • Exercising
  • Having rest day/ days if you are a regular gym goer
  • Aromatherapy
  • Reducing Caffeine Intake Woman Meditating
  • Writing down your stressors & what you are grateful for
  • Chewing Gum
  • Spending time with family & friends
  • Laughing
  • Taking Control Of The Situation
  • Yoga
  • Practicing Mindfulness
  • Getting physically intimate (kissing, cuddling, sex etc.)
  • Listening To Soothing Music
  • Deep Breathing
  • Spending Time with Your Pet
  • Getting More Sleep/ Rest
  • Meditating
  • Getting a massage
  • Going For A Stroll Outside

Final Thoughts & Future Posts

I hope you have found this post on ways to increase testosterone naturally useful, as you know we’ve focused on stress in this article, I’ve written some articles further investigating some of the methods to reduce stress which you can check out here:

Ways To Increase Testosterone Naturally – Reducing Stress Pt 1

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Ways To Increase Testosterone Naturally – Reducing Stress Pt 2

There are also more articles on Ways To Increase Testosterone Naturally so check those out! If you have any questions with regards to this article, thoughts on ways to reduce stress or I methods you think that I’ve missed just drop me a comment below and I’ll get back to you.


10 thoughts on “Reducing Stress – 1 Of The Top Ways To Increase Testosterone Naturally”

  1. Linda says:

    Hi! It was great to read your article, and I am sure this post and your site can help a lot of people with their problems and improving their health and well-being.
    I have a website about stress relief, and I can say that you gave us great tips on how to reduce stress naturally. For me, the best ways to reduce stress is meditation, going for a walk, being in nature and reading a novel. Of course, sometimes it doesn’t seem easy, because our lives are stressful and we are tired about work, but still, we can do something to feel better. I wish you all who reads this post to do everything to reduce stress and remember about themselves. At the end of a day, everything that matters is our and our family’s well-being. Without that nothing matters. Be happy! Take time for yourself! Be with the ones you love!
    Thanks for sharing your article, Nate. It was my pleasure to meet you.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Linda,

      Thanks, I’m glad you found the article useful!

      You liking the article is great praise indeed, especially seeing as stress relief is your area of expertise.

      Thanks for the additional advice on stress relief, I advise everyone checks out Lindas site for more info on how to reduce stress!

  2. Danny says:

    Thanks for this great post! I had heard of a lot of these stress factors before, but one that was new to me was the ‘Attitude and Expectations’ one; I think I do this a lot. I’m definitely going to look into that; thanks for pointing it out. Those stress management techniques are definitely things I need to implement in my life; I’m going to write a list of all the relevant ones. Which technique is your personal favorite? Thanks for creating this resource!

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Danny,

      I’m glad you found this useful!

      Yeah please do implement them, reduced stress benefits your life and health in multiple ways, including leading to increased testosterone production.

  3. Jessica Lauren Vine says:

    Do you think this is a good thing for women as well? I’m a little scared when I hear testosterone. lol I’m afraid I am going to get big bulky muscles. Am I being silly? Will testosterone help women too? Thanks for your time and keep up the good work. 😀

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Jessica,

      That is a common fear, women do need testosterone as well, most women are low on testosterone as well.

      To be honest it is near impossible for a woman to have too much testosterone , take a look at this testosterone and health article to get an idea of what healthy testosterone levels for a woman should be.

  4. Rich-allee says:

    I can definitely agree that increased financial pressure/responsibility can reduce testosterone production which leads to a domino effect in all the other areas of life. Its quite annoying that I had to go through a rough experience instead of being taught information as clear and honest as this in high school. But i’m grateful for this article. I’ve found for me that meditation, yoga, and going for walks in nature really help with reducing stress. I’ve also found that spending time around animals like dogs, cats and birds have a super positive effect at neutralizing my stress almost immediately. 

    Great article btw!!

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Rich-allee,

      I couldn’t agree more, spending time with pets is a great way to increase testosterone naturally!

  5. Aly says:

    that’s very unique article , because i always found increase Testosterone is very tricky . usually people would go for a short cut and try supplement to increase Testosterone . but i will for sure follow your advice and see how things gone work . thanks for the great information 

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Aly,

      Yeah you can opt for testosterone replacement therapy; but I wouldn’t recommend that unless it’s an extreme case! Testosterone supplements tend to contain properties you can get in your diet or other supplements for far less money. I’d advise looking at reducing stress levels and your diet as the best place to start, check out this foods that boost testosterone production article to begin with.

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